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Bachrach Emmanuel

Oderberg, Austria 1863 – 1943 Munich, Germany

German Painter

Münchener Malerschule

Masked Ball

Signature: Signed bottom left and dated 1899
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Image size 54 x 68 cm, not framed

Bachrach-Barée Emmanuel, born on April 11, 1863, in Oderberg, Austria, into a Jewish family, was destined for an artistic legacy that would span generations. His parents, Philipp Israel Bachrach and Helena Kremser, were pillars of their community, with Philipp serving as both a miller and a merchant.

Emmanuel’s artistic journey was nurtured from an early age, and he inherited a passion for the arts that would be passed down to his sons, Hellmut Bachrach-Barée and Hans Bachrach, both of whom would become accomplished painters in their own right.

Emmanuel Bachrach-Barée was a self-taught artist, a testament to his innate talent and unwavering dedication. He found his artistic voice in the realm of genre scenes and military depictions, mastering the art of conveying human stories and historical moments on canvas. His skills extended to the delicate world of watercolors and the evocative realm of illustration.

In 1885, he made the pivotal decision to settle in the vibrant artistic hub of Munich, a city renowned for nurturing creative spirits. From 1890 onward, his paintings graced the walls of the Glaspalast, an architectural gem nestled within the Old Botanical Garden in Munich. There, he became associated with the Luitpold-Gruppe, a collective of artists who championed modern artistic expressions of the highest caliber. On occasion, his work found its way to Berlin, where he participated in prestigious exhibitions like the International Art Exhibition of 1891 and the Grand Art Exhibition in 1893. Bachrach-Barée’s talent also extended to the world of journalism, where he lent his artistic flair as an illustrator for various German newspapers.

Emmanuel Bachrach-Barée was a paragon of unceasing creativity. Even in the early 1930s, his paintings graced the art exhibitions of the renowned German Museum in Munich, a testament to the enduring quality of his work.

Tragically, the tumultuous times of the 20th century cast a shadow over his artistic journey. Due to his Jewish heritage, the oppressive Nazi regime imposed a ban on his creative pursuits and forbade the sale of his paintings.

Emmanuel Bachrach-Barée’s journey came to an end on April 20, 1943, in Munich, leaving behind a legacy of artistic brilliance that still resonates today. Though his works have become rare treasures, they are highly sought after by discerning private collectors.

Emmanuel Bachrach-Barée’s enduring contributions to the world of art continue to be celebrated and cherished by those who appreciate the depth of his talent and the resilience of his spirit in the face of adversity.

The pages of art history and literature bear witness to his talent and influence where his art found recognition.

Becker 1907-1950, Volume 2, page 319.

Bénézit 1976, Volume 1, page 359.

Busse 1977, page 48.

Bénézit 1999, Volume 1, page 609.

Chr. Wright’s ‘Paintings in Dutch Museums’ from London in 1980.

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